Matthew Bible

Genesis 11

One language in the world.

Genesis 11:1 And all the worlde was of one tonge and one language. Genesis 11:2 And as they came from the Easte, they found a playne in the lande of Sinear, and ther they dwelled,

The building of Babel.

Genesis 11:3 and they sayed one to an other: come on, lette vs make brycke and burne it with fire. So brycke was theyr stone, and slyme was theyr morter. Genesis 11:4 And they sayed come on, let vs builde a citye & a tower, that the toppe may reach vnto heuen. And let vs make vs a name for peraduenture we shall be scatered abrod ouer al the erth. Genesis 11:5 And the Lord came downe to se the city and the tower which the children of Adam had builded.

The confusion of tongues.

Genesis 11:6 And the Lorde sayed: See, the people is one, and haue one tonge amonge them all. And thys haue they begon to do, and wyll not leaue of frome all that they haue purposed to do. Genesis 11:7 Come on, let vs descende, and myngle theyr tonge euen there, that one vnderstande not what another sayeth. Genesis 11:8 Thus the Lorde skattered them from thence vpon all the earth. And they left of to builde the city. Genesis 11:9 Wherefore the name of it is called Babell, bycause that the Lorde there confounded the tonge of al the world. And bicause that the Lorde from thence scatered them abrode vpon all the earth.

The generations of Shem.

Genesis 11:10 These are the generations of Sem: Sem was an hundred yere old, & begat Arphachsad .ij. yere after the flode. Genesis 11:11 And Sem lyued after he hadde begat Arphachsad .v. hundred yere and begat sonnes and doughters. Genesis 11:12 And Arphachsad lyued .xxxv. yere & begat Sala, Genesis 11:13 & lyued after he hadde begat Sala .iiij. hundred yere & .iij. & begat sonnes & daughters. Genesis 11:14 And Sala was thirty yere olde & begat Eber, Genesis 11:15 and lyued after he had begot Eber .iiij. hundred & .iij. yere, & begat sonnes & daughters. Genesis 11:16 When Eber was .xxxiiij. yere old, he begat Peleg, Genesis 11:17 & lyued after he had begat Peleg foure hundred and .xxx. yere, & begat sonnes and doughters. Genesis 11:18 And Peleg when he was .xxx. yere old begat Regu, Genesis 11:19 & lyued after he had begot Regu .ij. hundred & .ix. yere, & begat sonnes & daughters. Genesis 11:20 And Regu when he had liued .xxxij. yere begat Serug, Genesis 11:21 and lyued after he had begot Serug .ii. hundred and .vij. yeare, and begat sonnes and daughters. Genesis 11:22 And when Serug was .xxx. yere olde, he begat Nahor, Genesis 11:23 & liued after he had begat Nahor .ij. hundred yere, & begat sonnes & daughters. Genesis 11:24 And Nahor when he was .xxix. yere old, begat Terah, Genesis 11:25 and lyued after he had begat Terah, an hundred and .xix. yeare and begat sonnes and doughters. Genesis 11:26 And when Terah was .lxx. yere old, he begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

The generations of Terah the father of Abram.

Genesis 11:27 And these are the generations of Terah. Terah begatte Abram, Nahor, and Haran. And Haran begat Lot. Genesis 11:28 And Haran dyed before Terah hys father in the Land where he was borne, at Or in Chaldea. Genesis 11:29 And Abram and Nahor toke them wyues. Abrams wyfe was called Sarai. And Nahors wyfe Mylca, the doughter of Haran whyche was father of Milca, & of Iesca. Genesis 11:30 But Sarai was baren, and had no chylde.

Terah goeth from Ur to Haran.

Genesis 11:31 Then toke Terah Abram hys sonne, & Lot hys sonne, Harans sonne, & Sarai hys daughter in lawe, hys sonne Abrams wyfe. And they went wyth him from Or in Chaldea, to goo into the Lande of Canaan. And they came to Haran and dwelled there. Genesis 11:32 And when Terah was two hundred yere olde and fyue, he dyed in Haran.

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